where are the women of colour in non-profits' tech departments?

Mala Kumar

private sector technology companies are dominated by white men, but this doesn’t mean global development tech departments should beis ict for international development (ict4d) too homogeneous in terms of gender and race?broadly speaking, ict4d l

2016-04-18 01:47:19  

biometrics in aid and development: game-changer or trouble-maker?

Charlie Ensor

donors use iris scans and digital fingerprints to deliver aid more efficiently to 1 billion people, but there are risks of relying on them too heavilyif your smartphone requires a fingerprint to unlock it, or if you have cleared airport customs

2016-02-22 12:24:45  

11 ideas to improve maternal health in areas of conflict and extreme poverty

Katherine Purvis

how can we improve healthcare for new and expectant mothers in insecure environments? our panel of experts share their thoughtsthe lower social status of women and girls often translates into less education, which means they often don’t know whe

2016-02-02 04:11:59  

six things not to do on social media if you're at a really boring conference

Mehmet Erdogan

tweeting a picture of people looking bored at a conference or overusing a hashtag – the dos and don’ts of social media for development professionalsi recently relocated to istanbul where i work on the united nations development programme’s (undp

2015-06-26 02:38:55  

will new patient booking system be a cure for previous nhs tech failure?

Gill Hitchcock

choose and book will soon be replaced by e-referral which nhs england claims will manage appointments in ‘a modern and effective way’is jeremy hunt’s agenda for a paperless nhs about to take a dramatic leap forward? on 15 june, the long-awaited

2015-06-10 10:45:03  

12 ways mobile money can go further

Anna Leach

how can mobile money services reach more people? our expert panel had these ideas for how other countries can replicate m-pesa’s success in kenyaestablish trust: m-pesa won the trust of the people when they came to kenya as a brand for the commo

2015-04-29 05:48:36  

my son’s blindness inspired me to save the sight of others

Douglas Anderson

frustrated when ineffective tests meant an opportunity to save the vision in his son’s eye was missed, douglas anderson decided to invent a new optical scanner related: technology could prevent mental health waiting times when he was five years

2015-04-22 11:26:15  

collaboration not competition: could this be the future of development?

Anna Leach

amplify is the uk’s department for international development’s attempt to bring a truly innovative and collaborative approach to aid. will it work?what’s the best way to get fresh new ideas for development problems? if the collaboration between

2015-04-14 01:11:36  

13 steps towards ending poverty and climate change

Eliza Anyangwe

with the sustainable development goals and a climate deal coming up this year our panel say how to make the most of this once-in-a-generation opportunitystart by asking the tough questions: this year sees several important negotiations processes

2015-03-02 04:27:01  

open data: how mobile phones saved bananas from bacterial wilt in uganda

Anna Scott

as disease threatened crops across the country, an initiative from the government and unicef was able to communicate fast to stop it - demonstrating how open data can transform developmentbananas are a staple food in uganda. ugandans eat more of

2015-02-11 06:31:12  

technology and people power: 5 ways to shape the sustainable development goals

Teddy Ruge

to mark the launch of grassroots campaign action/2015, here are five ways technology can be used to ensure all voices are heard in the post-2015 erasdgs: add your event to the 2015 calendarafter 15 years of the millennium development goals (mdgs

2015-01-15 12:27:42  

don't let developing countries lag behind in the smartphone revolution

Nathan Eagle in Boston

smartphone penetration and affordable data stimulate development, so collaboration is needed to reduce costsinternet access was a 20th-century luxury, but it is a 21st-century necessity that is increasingly important to enabling sustained econom

2014-12-18 04:00:01  

seven breakthroughs that will transform global health

Shashi Buluswar in Berkeley

which seven pressure points should the global health community focus on to save millions of lives?which major breakthroughs in technology have had a transformative effect on the lives of the world’s poorest? vaccines for polio and other serious

2014-12-16 09:00:03  

how to cut crime in colombia: treat violence as a social disease

Francisco Toro in Montreal

when dr rodrigo guerrero became mayor of cali he applied his public health skills to curb the city’s violence problemswhen dr rodrigo guerrero took office, his officials didn’t even have a proper homicide count for the previous several months. t

2014-12-07 09:00:07  

can twitter be a force against hiv discrimination?

Taavi Erkkola in Geneva and Miguel Luengo-Oroz in New York

a project analysing tweets alongside take-up of hiv services in brazil show social media can inform public healthadvertisers have seen the potential of social media for informing their work for years, but public health is only just looking into

2014-11-12 02:00:02  

14 ways to promote more responsible financial inclusion

Rachel Banning-Lover

our panel suggest how the financial sector can better protect new consumers from exploitationreduce the risk of agent misconduct: we need to make it easier for people to set up their own mobile money accounts without assistance. research by micr

2014-11-04 04:07:57  

the big picture: how film can fuel development

Graham Sheffield

film boosts economies, national prestige and connection between cultures. does development recognise that power?• cultural appropriation? european paintings recreated in senegala new documentary about the 2012 massacre of 34 miners in south afri

2014-10-30 07:27:15  

15 steps to a more effective un

Anna Leach

our panel suggest how the united nations can become better at facing the challenges of the 21st centurywork for people, not governments: we need to move away from the state-centric model of international governance towards a citizen-oriented mod

2014-10-27 11:00:05  

no more rotten crops: six smart inventions to prevent harvest loss

Caspar van Vark

damage to crops costs farmers in the developing world up to 50% of their produce. can these innovations improve yields?post-harvest losses are estimated to remove as much as 50% of crops from the food supply in developing countries. moisture, in

2014-10-27 06:27:32  

real time maps could predict and prevent the spread of malaria

Katherine Purvis

epidemiologists at the university of california are developing a tool that uses rainfall and other factors to forecast outbreaksa team of epidemiologists working on malaria elimination from the global health group at the university of california

2014-10-22 10:00:02  

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